Sylvia Kopp is a certified beer sommelier with a degree from the Doemens World Brewing Academy. Since completing her studies there in 2006, Kopp has given lectures and held beer tastings around the world, for example at the Berlin Beer Academy, which she co-founded. She has been a jury member at the World Beer Cup in the United States and at the European Beer Star in Germany.
Kopp also works as a freelance journalist and has contributed articles on beer to renowned publications including German newspaperDie Weltand national gourmet magazines such asDer FeinschmeckerandEssen & Trinken. In addition, she is co-author of the international guideWorld Beerand contributed to1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die.